Adopt a linden tree in the Allée de l’Accroissement

© Didier Saulnier

By adopting one or more trees along the Allée de l’Accroissement, you can help bring the Park of Versailles back to life. 

A pathway radiating from the Etoile Royale

This winter, more than 100 linden trees were replanted in an effort to comprehensively restore the Allée de l’Accroissement, one of the foundational pathways in the Park of Versailles. The reconditioning of this walkway, which branches out from the Etoile Royale, will create a visual borderline for the Park of Versailles while enclosing this natural expanse to better protect the Park’s flora and fauna.

Storms in 1990 and 1999, caused severe damage and downed thousands of trees in the Gardens of Versailles, commissioned Louis XIV and designed by André le Notre. A sweeping restoration programme was thus initiated and continues to this day. 

Allée de l'Accroissement 

© Château de Versailles / Didier Saulnier

Allée de l'Accroissement replanted

© Château de Versailles /  Didier Saulnier 

The reconditioning of the Allée de l’Accroissement will improve water regulation and promoting carbon storage. The choice to plant linden trees (Tilia cordata) recognizes the traditional presence of this variety in the Gardens of Versailles, an environment to which it is well suited.

Become a patron

Businesses and private citizens can adopt a tree for €1,500. This amount reflects the cost of purchasing, transporting and planting a tree, as well as two years of maintenance.

By adopting a tree, you will receive a certificate bearing your name or the name of a person of your choice hand-written in decorative calligraphy. Moreover, your gift is tax-deductible.


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Tax credit



Cost of patronage after tax credit





In addition, as a token of gratitude for your generosity, you will receive a free “1 Year in Versailles” subscription card granting you unlimited access to the Palace for a full year.

Private individuals and companies can make a donation and adopt one or several trees. The donation can be made by bank cheque using the form, via our online platform or bank transfer (contact us for more information).

Make a donation

You may also contact the Palace of Versailles Patronage Department by post, specifying your wish to support the Allée de l’Accroissement reconditioning project. Please include the adoption form below, along with a cheque payable to “L’Agent comptable de l’Etablissement public du Château de Versailles” (without inverted commas)

Please provide your contact information, including your phone number, as well as the name of the person whose name you wish to appear in calligraphy on the adoption certificate. The name will also be printed on the plaque honouring the generosity of Allée de l’Accroissement patrons. 

For more information, please contact the Patronage Department:

By phone: +33 (0)1 30 83 77 40 

By email:

Adopt a linden tree in the allée de l’Accroissement

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